Formula 1 is the highest class of single seat auto racing, it can be challenging, dangerous, dramatic and sometimes a bit boring when Sebastien Vettel or Nico Rosberg are winning every race. But, what happens to the cars after the season ends?
Most of them are placed in museums where people look at them and enjoy the beauty. Others are displayed in the manufacturer’s factories, where workers and clients can view them and remember the legends who drove them, such as Ayrton Senna. However, some retired F1 cars move onto a new class of racing, they call it BOSS GP.
BOSS GP or ‘Big Open Single Seaters Grand Prix’, is one of the fastest race series’ in Europe. Iconic cars from Formula 1, such as the Benneton B197 and Williams FW33, compete head-to-head against cars from GP2 like the Dallara Indy Car and many more. Held in historic race circuits across Europe, such as Hockenheim, Red-Bull Ring and Imola, this race series is built on speed and sound which makes it heaven for any petrolhead.
The Big Open Single Seaters Grand Prix consists of two classes, the Open Class and the Formula Class. The Open Class is the highest class in the series which includes – wait for it – Formula 1 cars as well as Indy Cars and Champ Cars. In the Formula class, drivers take control of GP2, World Series by Renault and Superleague Formula Cars.
The cars are extremely well known but the drivers are reasonably unheard of. Klass Zwart (6 time champion), Hans Laub (3 time champion) and Ingo Gerstl (2 time champion), all are famous in the BOSS GP series but outside it they are sadly unrecognisable. However, it takes courage for any driver to take control of a machine that could severely injure them and they certainly deserve more recognition.
Although BOSS GP is the fastest race series in Europe, there is not a large fan base for this motorsport event. Despite that, this unique series gives spectators the opportunity to come face-to-face, admire and photograph some of the world’s most powerful and historic cars of all time and even talk to the drivers and teams, that’s something you don’t get a lot of in Formula 1
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